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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fred Karlin - Leadbelly OST (1976)

Arranged and Conducted By FRED KARLIN, abc Records ABDP-939
Hi Tide Harris (Leadbelly vocals)
Art Evans (Blind Lemon vocals)
Dick Rosmini (12-string guitar)
David Cohen (6-string guitar) - Go Down, Ol' Hannah
Brownie McGhee (Guitar)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ( Harmonica, Jew's-Harp)

1 Fannin' Street
2 Good Mornin' Blues
3 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
4 The Midnight Special
5 Cotton Fields
6 The Challenge
7 Silver City Bound
8 Rock Island Line
9 Goodnight Irene
10 Black Girl
11 Green Corn
12 Bring Me a Li'l' Water, Silvy
13 Old Riley (In Dem Long Hot Summer Days)

Funkback's comment:
If anyone has a source for a proper review please feel free to contribute! All I can say is that it's rockin' good music and some beatuiful folk songs in here. I mean a musical duel between Leadbelly and Blind Lemon Jeffersson on a train? Does it get any funkier than that? It's a moody score provided by Karlin to set the background for Leadbetters descent into whiteman's hell. The movie doesn't cover his entire career so to aprecciate that I suggest You go elsewhere. There are no original Leadbelly recordings in this OST.

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